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Notre Dame and UNC-Chapel Hill Philosophers to Examine Religious and Transformative Experiences

Author: Carrie Gates

Categories: Faculty News, Catholicism, Centers and Institutes, Research, and General News

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Whether as dramatic as the divine visions that inspired Mother Teresa’s work or as commonplace as the decision to have a child, certain events have the power to transform us. To explore aspects of these religious and transformative experiences, philosophers Michael Rea and Samuel Newlands of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters and philosopher L.A. Paul from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences will co-direct a $4.8 million initiative called “The Experience Project.”

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'Trophy Wife' Stereotype is Largely a Myth, New Study Shows

Author: Shannon Chapla

Categories: Faculty News, Research, and General News

Elizabeth McClintock

Most people are familiar with the “trophy wife” stereotype that attractive women marry rich men, placing little importance on their other traits, including physical appearance, and that men look for pretty wives but don’t care about their education or earnings. New research, however, by University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth McClintock shows the trophy wife stereotype is largely a myth fueled by selective observation that reinforces sexist stereotypes and trivializes women’s careers.

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Theodore J. Cachey Jr. Named Director of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway

Author: Notre Dame News

Categories: Faculty News, Internationalism, and General News

Theodore Cachey

Theodore J. Cachey Jr., the Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Family Director of Dante and Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the inaugural director of the University’s Global Gateway in Rome. The appointment, effective July 1, was announced by J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization.

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Three Graduates Win Inaugural International Development Fellowships

International Development Fellow Olivia Schneider

Class of 2014 College of Arts and Letters graduates Patrick Salemme and Olivia Schneider and 2014 College of Engineering graduate Maria Krug are the first recipients of the new International Development Fellowships established by the the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies. The competitive one-year awards place the recipients in field partnerships with three international development organizations.

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Outstanding Undergraduate Research Honored

Author: Kate Garry

Categories: General News, Undergraduate News, Research, and Centers and Institutes


College of Arts and Letters students made a strong showing at Notre Dame’s 7th annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference, which showcased more than 250 research, scholarship, and creative projects from across the University. At the May 2, 2014, event, history major Mia Counts ’14 won the Undergraduate Library Research Award for best senior thesis.

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ND Expert: China Still Corrupt, Dealing With Fallout on 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen

Author: Shannon Chapla

Categories: Faculty News, Internationalism, and General News

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Crowds are gathering in China on Wednesday (June 4) to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, during which soldiers in Beijing killed hundreds of students, workers and professionals peacefully seeking greater democracy and limits on corruption. Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Notre Dame, says the country continues to struggle with the same problems that provoked those protests.

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Arts and Letters Students Explore Industries Through Career Trek Program

Author: Ben Horvath and Carrie Gates

Categories: Undergraduate News and General News


One of the best ways to explore career interests is to talk to people who are actually working in that field, whether it is public relations, design, museums, nonprofits, politics, or the sports and entertainment industries. The Career Trek program offered by The Career Center at Notre Dame helps students gain these important insights and meet potential mentors, including many within the powerful Notre Dame alumni network.

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